Azzurra Ardovini (UK, London) Professional Class

This is a class, Closes: March 13, 2015

Azzurra started her training in ballet and contemporary in Florence, before moving to the UK to continue her training at London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS) from 2003 to 2006. In 2006-07 she was part of EDge Dance Company and also started working professionally as a freelance artist.

During that time, Azzurra worked with Rosemary Lee, Jonathan Lunn, Freddie Opoku-Addaie, ENO and ROH. In 2008, she joined Henri Oguike Dance Company and later in 2009 she moved to Phoenix Dance Theatre where she danced until June 2013.

Azzurra will be teaching professional class at thePlace in London from March 9th until March 13th. The classes start at 9am and run for 90 minutes, the cost is £4 per class.

Azzurra teaches extensively both professionally and to youth groups and she has recently been awarded the Leadership Mentoring Scheme by Dance UK.Azzurra teaches a high energy class, using both Release technique and Limon principles.

It focuses on the dynamics of movements and on a clear understanding of initiations within the body, in order to achieve a fuller and clearer embodiment of the material given. The class plays with speed, shifting in space and going in and out of the floor whilst maintaining a strong, yet relaxed, use of the body.

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This information was published on Wednesday, 25 February, 2015

Mickael Marso Riviere (UK, London) Professional Class

This is a class, Closes: February 6, 2015

Mickael Marso Riviere (Marso) is founder of Company Decalage, Bboy's Attic and from Marz1.4 Photography. He is a DanceXchange Associate Artist and has been based in the UK since 1999.

He will be teaching professional class at ThePlace in London from March 2nd until March 6th. Classes start at 9am and run for 90 minutes the cots is £4 per class.

Based on his Company Decalage repertoire and experimental approach to movement, Marso's signature style of work often evolves and is inspired from Martial arts, Breakin, Popping, Contemporary Release, Ballet, Yoga and flying low concepts.

The class includes conditioning, company repertoire and movement phrases, and is designed for professionals and also Bboys and Bgirls/street dancers wanting to freshen up and develop their movement range.

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This information was published on Wednesday, 25 February, 2015

Stopgap Dance Company (UK, Surrey) Professional Workshop

This is a workshop, Closes: April 6, 2015

We are excited to announce our annual Spring Lab details for 2015! This year as part of Stopgap's annual Spring Lab we are inviting a limited number of participants to experience our creation process.

Over the 7th, 8th and 9th April the participants will gain an insight into our inclusive devising methods such as blending, translation and movement generation. This will be a great way of observing how our original dance productions are put together. Join the company's nine strong, diverse dancers in a course guided by our Artistic Director, Lucy Bennett.

The three days are suitable for performing arts professionals, graduates, final year students and those interested in the creative working life of a Stopgap dancer.

Spring Lab: Part of the Process will take place on Tuesday 7, Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 April from 10.00am - 5.00pm at PATS, University of Surrey, Guildford. The cost for the 3 days is £170 (or £150 Earlybird if you book before 7 March).

For a registration form to book a place please contact Helen Bendell on admin@stopgapdance.com or call the office on 01252 745443. 

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This information was published on Tuesday, 24 February, 2015

Ignition (UK, London) Choreographer Call Out

This is a opportunity, Closes: March 9, 2015

Ignition Dance Festival is back! Now in it's second year and taking place at the Rose Theatre. The festival is produced by The Royal borough of Kingston and Dance West, a new dance development organisation based at the Lyric, Hammersmith.

Ignition is looking for five choreographers to apply with a new idea. Ignition will provide a professionally produced platform as well as a bursary, some rehearsal space at Kingston University and much more.

Criteria

• This platform is open to choreographers of any age
• This platform is not style or genre specific
• This platform is not for pre existing work - we want you to try a new idea
• We ask all choreographers to supply their own performers

The Offer

• A professionally produced platform at the Rose Theatre
• Each choreographer will be awarded a bursary of £800
• Each choreographer will have access to some rehearsal space in Kingston
• Each choreographer will be given access to a research and development weekender
• Each choreographer will get access to a technical rehearsal
• The platform will be filmed and available for the choreographers use

Deadline for applications - Monday 9 March at midday
Choreographers notified - Monday 23 March
Technical rehearsal - Tuesday 2 June
Platform date - Wednesday 3 June

How to apply

1. Please send your CV
2. Links to previous work
3. An outline of your new idea (500 words)
4. A budget explaining how you intend to use the £800 bursary

Please send all information to: hellodancewest@gmail.com

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This information was published on Thursday, 19 February, 2015

Mark Bruce Company (UK, Frome) Intensive

This is a workshop, Closes: March 15, 2015

The Mark Bruce Summer School is an intensive week's residency held in Frome, Somerset where the company has been based for the last 10 years. It is open to a small group of selected students from vocational schools and recent graduates, (16+, national and international), who are interested in the company and its work.

The Summer School will provide an opportunity to work in a creative environment with company dancers, learn a wide range of repertoire including pas de deux work and participate in contemporary and ballet technique classes every day. The week will culminate with an informal showing for an invited audience.

It will be a technically challenging week, pushing students out of their comfort zones and providing an extension to their studies in the vocational schools.

There are limited places, candidates will be selected by audition. (Invite only)

Frome Audition: Sunday 15th March
London Audition: Sunday 22nd March

Accommodation: Students will be housed with local families. One healthy evening meal will be provided every day by local restaurants supporting the company. The students will have access to kitchen facilities with their host families for other meals.

Price: £550 Inclusive of accommodation and one cooked meal a day.

How to apply for an audition: Download an application form here (PDF Download). Once complete email it along with a recent headshot to eleanor@markbrucecompany.com

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This information was published on Tuesday, 17 February, 2015

Lewes Dance (UK, Sussex) Workshops

This is a workshop, Closes: March 31, 2015

The Easter Intensive is running from 30th March - 2nd April and each day runs from 10am-4pm. Also each morning we are running 'yoga for dancers' from 9-10am which is optional but included in the price. The space is also free between 4-5pm each evening to hang out, network, stretch and cool down.

The sessions will be taking place in the dance studio at Sussex Downs College, Lewes, East Sussex which is only 2 minutes walk from the local train station.

There are four artist running a day each and you can book up for as many as you wish and they don't need to be consecutive days. If you visit the Facebook page (link below) you will see information posted there also. This information is also on the booking form which will be sent to you via email upon request, by contacting jason.bradley@sky.com

The Artists:

30th March - Ben Duke, 31st March - Yael Flexer, 1st April - James Wilton, 2nd April - Antonia Grove

Costs: One day is £75, Two days £120, Three days £150, Four days £200.

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This information was published on Monday, 9 February, 2015

Pell Ensemble (London, UK) Workshop

This is a workshop, Closes: February 21, 2015

Pell Ensemble supported by Dance London is holding a one day workshop for advanced dance students and recent graduates Creation Box. 

Pell Ensemble works strongly with collaboration and building unique individual dancers that then come together to create a cohesive voice. This one day workshop is for advanced dance students and recent graduates focusing on the individual within collaboration. 

The day will apply concepts and creative structures from Pell Ensemble's new dance and visual art installation piece 'Vega'.  Led by Artistic Director Rebecca Evans and 'Vega' installation artist Hiroko Imada, participants will be given tools to identify their unique strengths and how to apply them with in a multidisciplinary work environment.   

Technique class with Rebecca Evans, Pell Ensemble's Artistic Director. Creating installations for dance performance: Discussion on artistic collaboration and creation of an installation in the studio with  artist Hiroko Imada.

Learn Repertoire from 'Vega' and explore movement tasks used in creation to begin to identify students unique movement and performance strengths.  Led by David Ogle, Pell Ensemble dancer, assisted by Rebecca Evans and Dance London director Megan Preston. Individual with in collaboration:  Finding a meeting point in collaboration through bringing all elements of the day together.
 
This workshop is for advanced dance students and recent graduates and will be held at the Creation Box in London on Saturday the 21st of February, 10:00-18:00 and will cost £35

Direct link to information and booking at: http://www.dance-london.com/events/pell-ensemble-workshop/

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This information was published on Monday, 2 February, 2015

Errol White (UK, Edinburgh) Company Class

This is a class, Closes: February 20, 2015

EWC classes on 18, 19 & 20th of February at The Studio Festival Theatre, If you are interested please contact Artistic Director, Davina Givan by email as soon as possible.

The dates are the 18th, 19th & 20th of February from 12-2pm daily. As a professional company our aim is to offer as many professional opportunity's as possible and by rescheduling our classes to the following week this will give many of you a chance to take advantage of both opportunity's. 

Class will be delivered by Errol White and Davina Givan. The cost of the class is £15 for three days (£5 per class). Dancers are asked to commit to the three day schedule. 
NB - Advance booking essential and full non-refundable payment of the full amount on first day will be applicable.

All classes take place at The Studio, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh. This opportunity is only open to professional dancers and BA graduates. To book your place, please contact errolwhitedance@googlemail.com. If you are interested in taking class with the company in July, please contact me ASAP to book your place. 

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This information was published on Monday, 26 January, 2015

Professional Class (Leeds, UK)

This is a class, Closes: April 1, 2015

Leeds based dance company Gracefool Collective are now pleased to announce that they have just received funding from Arts Council England to support a six month pilot project for professional dance classes in Leeds for the burgeoning professional dance community.

Classes will start the week of the 26th January 2015 with Yorkshire born and trained Anthony Middleton, who has danced with the world renowned BalletBoyz and is now based in Leeds with his company The Middleton Corpus.

Our first classes are with Anthony Middleton of The Middleton Corpus at Yorkshire Dance in Leeds from the 26th-28th January 2015. Classes run from 09.15am until 10.45am and will cost £4 per class. You can also purchase a 10 class ticket for £30.

Details of additional classes will follow.

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This information was published on Wednesday, 14 January, 2015

The Point (Eastleigh, UK) Associate Artist

This is a opportunity, Closes: February 28, 2015

The Point is seeking applications for its Associate Artist programme as it begins a new journey as an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation from April 2015. 
 
Building on The Point's work in supporting artists, The Point is seeking applications for its Associate  Artist programme as it begins a new journey as an Art's Council National Portfolio Organisation from April 2015.

The programme aims to support the creative practice and strategic development of  artists and/or companies who are keen to make a step change and progress to the next stage in working with us to develop their practice/company further. For the first time we are welcoming two digital creatives to be based within our new Tec Hub.
 
The Point is keen to hear from artists who are able to contribute to the daily life of the building and associated hubs and be able to work in or around Eastleigh over a 12 month period.

For more information on the associate programme and our current work with artists, please see our website here (PDF) http://www.thepointeastleigh.co.uk/media/2422629/Associate-Callout-2015-digital.pdf
 
Associateships will begin from 1st April 2015 for 12 months.

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This information was published on Monday, 12 January, 2015

Greenwich Dance Agency (UK) Dance Teachers

This is a jobs, Closes: January 13, 2015

Greenwich Dance provides an extensive outreach programme bringing dance to locations across South East London. It also delivers programmes in schools including cross-curricular dance projects, training for school teachers, after-school classes, performance opportunities and bespoke projects.

Greenwich Dance is recruiting freelance dance artists, particularly in Street and Hip Hop styles for our outreach programme for ages between 5 and 18 years. All other styles are of course welcome. We are also looking for dance artists with experience in teaching dance as part of formal education for primary schools. 

If you are interested in freelance teaching work for Greenwich Dance, please send your CV to constance@greenwichdance.org.uk by Monday 12 January 2015.

Shortlisting will take place on Tuesday 13 January 2015. Successful candidates need to be available for an interview and to teach a small section of class at Greenwich Dance on Saturday 24 January 2015.

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This information was published on Thursday, 8 January, 2015

Sky Academy Arts Scholarships (UK)

This is a opportunity, Closes: March 5, 2015

We are currently offering five £30,000 bursaries for emerging artists aged 18-30 through Sky Academy Arts Scholarships. Sky Academy Arts Scholarships are open to artists aged 18-30 and are designed to help emerging talent from a range of disciplines to develop their work and take their careers to the next level.

In addition to financial support, winners are paired with business and creative mentors from Sky and their industry. There are five £30,000 scholarships available, open to UK and Ireland-based artists working in the following fields:

Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Creative Producing, Creative Writing.

Find out more and apply by 26 February 2015 here.

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This information was published on Tuesday, 2 December, 2014